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Antony Gormley is one of 7 Royal Academicians, who have connections with Cambridge, taking part in RA250 at the Fitz. We asked each to pick a work in our collection that has inspired them and tell us why. Antony chose Man with a broken nose, by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), on display in Gallery 5: Here, Gormley explains why he chose... Read full article
Two years of Cam Lates – they’ve gone in a flash. We caught up with Jenny Bull, University of Cambridge Museums Engagement Coordinator, to find out about programming the series and future plans. Hello Jen. Remind us what Cam Lates is again? Cam Lates is a series of after-hours events for adults aged 25-44 in our museums and Garden. The... Read full article
Ever keen to find out what our colleagues are up to in other museums, five members of the UCM education team travelled to Oxford to meet up with staff from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The team at Oxford arranged a packed day where we met not only the education team but also their exhibitions, digital and community... Read full article
One gallery. Two expert artists. Heaps of pencils and lashings of white wine. It can only mean Drink and Draw! The Museum of Classical Archaeology has been a haven for artists for aeons, with its gallery jam-packed full of casts of the masterpieces of classical art. But in May 2015 I decided to build on this popularity by tapping into... Read full article
Most of us don’t realise the extent to which we rely on wayfinding systems to navigate around urban spaces. At its most effective, orientation signage is something we take for granted – we depend upon it to get us to where we want to go, but rarely give it much thought. However, the new Museum of Zoology, hidden behind the... Read full article

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